October 18, 2018 | Blog, Memory Support
Why Choose Wesbury’s Memory Support Center?
Wesbury has been at the forefront of helping families find solutions to the stress and worry of caring for a loved with memory loss. Opened in 2001, Wesbury’s Larcom Memory Support Center offers a unique environment with specialized programming. Its innovative design is bright and open with secure outdoor courtyards, large corridors for walking, and glass atriums with expansive outdoor views all while ensuring residents experience a carefully supervised, fulfilling, and active lifestyle aimed to stimulate memory and independence. Just because an individual is living in a memory support environment does not mean they don’t get out and can’t participate in life. Residents of Memory Support attend many of the outings of other Wesbury residents including life-long learning programs, local concerts and field trips.
It is important to know what the appropriate level of care would be best for a loved one. Can they remain in place or is a move needed? One of Wesbury’s Dementia-trained RNs will come into the home for an evaluation, and Wesbury’s programs can be used before any kind of long-term solution is made with Wesbury at Home.
Family participation is encouraged in the transition to a memory care environment. Both levels of care at Memory Support have the same design because transitions can be tough. Having some kind of familiarity and exposure to Wesbury staff can make a move less stressful to the family and the individual as more moves can lead to levels of decline. Coming to the Memory Support Center and having lunch a few times can make that assimilation easier and more comfortable. A large private room with personal belongs also gives a sense of personal space and connection.